About the United Nations Public Service Awards and Day
The United Nations Public Service Awards is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide. Through an annual competition, the UN Public Service Awards promotes the role, professionalism and visibility of public service.
The UN Public Service Day intends to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlight the contribution of public service in the development process; recognize the work of public servants, and encourage young people to pursue careers in the public sector. Since the first Awards Ceremony in 2003, the United Nations has received an increasing number of submissions from all around the world.
UNPSA 2021 Webinar 6 October
On 6 October 2020 UNDESA/DPIDG held a webinar on the UNPSA highlighting the work of the seven 2020 UNPSA winners and holding a technical session on how to apply for the 2021 process. The webinar is available to view in English here.